Ricky Gervais will perform during New York's Comedy Festival 2012.

Some of NYC’s most hallowed venues – The Apollo, the Beacon, Carnegie Hall – are about to house some of comedy’s most colorful wits. Boasting five nights of humorous if less than high-brow observations on fat people, cynicism, Honey Boo-Boo Child, and other cultural markers that make us tick, the New York Comedy Festival scheduled for November 7-11 features a lineup packed with the funniest names in standup: from opening-night headliner Ricky Gervais to Man-Show alum Adam Carolla to the recently reunited cast of Ben Stiller’s ’90′s sketch comedy show – which, yes, includes the incomparable Janeane Garafolo. Otherwise known as, reason enough to book tickets.Janeane Garofalo will perform during this year's New York Comedy Festival.

With over 100 shows featuring lesser-knowns in addition to primetime heavy-hitters, this year’s collaboration between Comedy Central and Carolines on Broadway (one of the festival’s top venues) has offerings for every taste, and price range. We have a few ticket links to some of the bigger name performances below, but be sure to visit the festival’s website for additional ticketing info on their featured acts.

New York Comedy Festival Tickets 2012

New York Comedy Festival Lineup

Main Acts

Date Time Comedy Act Venue
11/7/2012 8:00 PM Key & Peele NYU Skirball Center
11/7/2012 8:00 PM Ricky Gervais Town Hall
11/7/2012 7:30 PM Marlon and Shawn Wayans Carolines on Broadway
11/8/2012 8:00 PM Stand Up for Heroes Beacon Theatre
11/8/2012 8:00 PM Artie Lange Town Hall
11/9/2012 7:30 PM Aziz Ansari The Apollo Theater
11/9/2012 7:30 PM Patton Oswalt Town Hall
11/9/2012 7:30 PM Brian Regan Live in New York
11/9/2012 8:00 PM Marlon and Shawn Wayans Carolines on Broadway
11/10/2012 7:30 PM Bill Maher Beacon Theatre
11/10/2012 8:00 PM Marlon and Shawn Wayans Carolines on Broadway
11/10/2012 8:00 PM Aziz Ansari Carnegie Hall
11/10/2012 7:30 PM Jim Gaffigan The Apollo Theater
11/10/2012 10:15 PM Jim Gaffigan The Apollo Theater
11/10/2012 7:30 PM Adam Carolla Town Hall
11/10/2012 7:30 PM Rob Delaney NYU Skirball Center
11/10/2012 7:00 PM Kevin Hart Madison Square Garden
11/10/2012 10:15 PM Kevin Hart Madison Square Garden
11/11/2012 7:30 PM Marlon and Shawn Wayans Carolines on Broadway
11/11/2012 7:30 PM Robin Williams 92nd Street Y
Date Time Comedy Act Venue
11/7/2012 7:00 PM Thomas Dale Stage 72
11/7/2012 9:30 PM Katie Goodman Stage 72
11/7/2012 7:30 PM My Damn Channel The Ace Hotel
11/7/2012 8:00 PM Best of NY Sketch UCB Chelsea
11/7/2012 8:00 PM Tell Your Friends! Union Hall
11/7/2012 9:00 PM UCB Tourco All-Stars UCB East
11/7/2012 9:30 PM Bridget Everrett Joe’s Pub
11/7/2012 7:00 PM Comics to Watch Carolines on Broadway
11/7/2012 6:30 PM Next Big Thing The Paley Center
11/7/2012 8:00 PM Big Terrific Cameo
11/7/2012 8:30 PM Homo Comicus Gotham Comedy Club
11/7/2012 9:30 PM The Day After Greenwich Village Comedy Club
11/7/2012 6:00 PM Fixing Joe Podcast The Stand
11/7/2012 8:30 PM The Laugh Button The Stand
11/7/2012 10 PM The Aussie Invasion The Stand
11/8/2012 8:00 PM Zizzle Zazzles UCB Chelsea
11/8/2012 9:00 PM Best of “Fresh Out” UCB East
11/8/2012 7:00 PM Celebrity Autobiography Stage 72
11/8/2012 9:00 PM The Dark Lords of Comedy Union Hall
11/8/2012 8:00 PM Pete Holmes The Gramercy Theater
11/8/2012 10:30 PM The Meltdown The Gramercy Theater
11/8/2012 8:30 PM Sebastian Maniscalco Gotham Comedy Club
11/8/2012 8:00 PM Glasgow International Comedy Festival Stand Up NY
11/8/2012 8:00 PM Seth Herzog The Ace Hotel
11/8/2012 10 PM Legion of Goons The Ace Hotel
11/8/2012 7:00 PM Sue Costello The Creek and The Cave
11/8/2012 8:00 PM Cookies The Creek and The Cave
11/8/2012 9:30 PM But Wait… Here’s The Best Part Greenwich Village Comedy Club
11/8/2012 6:00 PM Legion of Skanks The Stand
11/8/2012 8:00 PM Cringe Humor Show The Stand
11/8/2012 10 PM The Aussie Invasion The Stand
11/9/2012 9:00 PM The Stepfathers UCB Chelsea
11/9/2012 10:30 PM The Law Firm UCB Chelsea
11/9/2012 7:30 PM TimeOutNY Live UCB East
11/9/2012 9:00 PM Diamond Lion UCB East
11/9/2012 10:30 PM Gentrify UCB East
11/9/2012 8:00 PM Keith and the Girl The Creek and The Cave
11/9/2012 10 PM Say Anything The Creek and The Cave
11/9/2012 6:00 PM Denis Leary The Paley Center
11/9/2012 12 AM The Yannis Pappas Show Carolines on Broadway
11/9/2012 8:00 PM Ali Wong Santos Party House
11/9/2012 7:30 PM Ben Roy UCB Chelsea
11/9/2012 7:30 PM Who Killed Woody Allen? Stage 72
11/9/2012 8:30 PM Sebastian Maniscalco Gotham Comedy Club
11/9/2012 7:30 PM Solid gold The Ace Hotel
11/9/2012 7:00 PM Nick Turner The Creek and The Cave
11/9/2012 9:30 PM The Downtown Dirty Show Greenwich Village Comedy Club
11/9/2012 8:00 PM The Beards of Comedy The PIT
11/9/2012 3:00 PM Lunatic Radio The Stand
11/9/2012 10 PM Ari Shaffir The Stand
11/9/2012 12 AM The Aussie Invasion The Stand
11/10/2012 10 PM Ari Shaffir The Stand
11/10/2012 12 AM The Aussie Invasion The Stand
11/10/2012 7:30 PM Jerrod Carmichael UCB Chelsea
11/10/2012 9:00 PM Death by Roo Roo UCB Chelsea
11/10/2012 7:00 PM Best of “Tales of the Cosmos” UCB East
11/10/2012 8:30 PM Best of “If You Built It” UCB East
11/10/2012 10:30 PM Airwolf Improv UCB East
11/10/2012 8:00 PM Party Machine Union Hall
11/10/2012 6:30 PM The Ben Still Show Reunion The Paley Show Reunion
11/10/2012 1:00 PM “Women Aren’t Funny” Film Carolines on Broadway
11/10/2012 12 AM The Big Show Carolines on Broadway
11/10/2012 5:00 PM The Jerky Boys Podcast Gotham Comedy Club
11/10/2012 4:00 PM NY’s Funniest Stand-Up Carolines on Broadway
11/10/2012 8:00 PM Hannibal Buress Santos Party House
11/10/2012 7:30 PM Susie Essman Stage 72
11/10/2012 8:00 PM Sebastian Maniscalco Gotham Comedy Club
11/10/2012 7:30 PM Nikki & Sara & Friends The Ace Hotel
11/10/2012 10 PM The Dirty 30! The Ace Hotel
11/10/2012 8:30 PM The Downtown Dirty Show Greenwich Village Comedy Club
11/10/2012 8:00 PM We’re All Friends Here The Creek and the Cave
11/10/2012 10 PM Conspiracy Theory The Creek and The Cave
11/10/2012 10:30 PM Morgan Murphy UCB Chelsea
11/10/2012 6:00 PM Ari Shaffir The Stand
11/10/2012 8:00 PM Big Jay Takes the Stand The Stand
11/11/2012 10 PM The Aussie Invasion The Stand
11/11/2012 7:30 PM Asssscat 3000 UCB Chelsea
11/11/2012 8:00 PM Kyle Kinane UCB East
11/11/2012 4:00 PM The Art of Stand-UP MoMA PS1
11/11/2012 9:30 PM Political Soul Greenwich Village Comedy Club
11/11/2012 7:00 PM Life in a Marital Institution Stage 72
11/11/2012 8:00 PM Sebastian Maniscalco Gotham Comedy Club
11/11/2012 7:30 PM Froduce The Creek and The Cave

New York Comedy Festival Average Ticket Prices

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
New York NY Town Hall 11/7/2012 $111.00
New York NY Town Hall 11/8/2012 $134.50
New York NY Beacon Theatre 11/9/2012 $111.35
New York NY Madison Square Garden 11/10/2012 $189.04

New York Comedy Festival Comedians’ Standup Routines

Ricky Gervais

Adam Corolla

Bill Maher

Patton Oswalt

Robin Williams